After reporting that the charred, graffiti-covered empty apartment building at Pine and Bellevue is finally coming down to make way for a new mixed-use development, CHS has learned that plans for a neighboring development have also been dusted off and put in motion to create a new 6-story, 23-unit residential and retail building at 1623 Bellevue.
We first reported on the design process for the building two years ago in January 2009. At the time, CHS praised the project for its boldness of planning a 1:2 parking stall to residential unit ratio. It looks like either our math was off or they’ve dropped yet another parking spot from the design — Bellevue Terrace appears to be moving forward with only a planned 11 underground parking spots for its 23 living units.
The development will also add another 1,000+ square feet of retail space to the area. The neighboring incoming development will include 13,000 square feet of retail and 118 apartment units.
This fall, the property’s owners Nina and Matthew Barnett began paying the last of the some $24,000 in fees to DPD the project has cost over its three-year path to construction. According to city records, the construction cost is being reported as just over $3 million. For comparison, its 118-unit neighbor has a reported construction cost of more than $11 million.
DPD has now approved the full set of permits required for the project to start — including the permit to demolish the existing 11-unit building which appeared to have residents in recent visits to the area.
Below, we’ve embedded the design review document for the project from 2009. We have a message out to Bellevue Terrace architect Roger Newell for details on any updates to the plans for the newly revived infill project and will update if we learn more.